Fairfield County is located
in the southwestern corner of the U.S.
state of Connecticut.
Its population according to the 2000 census
was 882,567, but a 2008 survey put the population at 895,030. It is
the most populous county in the State of Connecticut, and contains
four of the State's largest cities. When combined, Bridgeport (1st), Stamford (4th), Norwalk (6th) and Danbury (7th) contain about 420,000 people; almost half the
population of the county.
It is one
of the highest-income
counties in the United States, which helps to make Connecticut
one of the richest states in the United States.
The towns in the southwestern part of the
county are generally considered to be exceptionally wealthy.
the Gold Coast., is
approximately from Fairfield to Greenwich.In addition to its wealthy communities,
Fairfield County is also home to lower-middle and working
class-cities such as Bridgeport, and Norwalk.
Other communities are more densely
populated and economically diverse than the affluent areas for
which the county is better known.
As is the case with all eight of Connecticut's counties, there is
no county government and no county seat. As an area it is only a
geographical point of reference. In Connecticut the cities and
towns are responsible for all local governmental activities
including fire and rescue, schools, and snow removal; in a few
cases, neighboring towns will share certain resources.
Government and municipal services
As of 1960, counties in Connecticut do not have any associated
municipal services are provided by the towns. In order to address
issues concerning more than one town, several regional agencies
that help coordinate the towns for infrastructure, land use, and
economic development concerns have been established. Within the
geographical area of Fairfield County, the regional agencies are:
County municipal buildings
Although county government in Connecticut is now defunct, there are
still several former county municipal buildings standing which are
used by other state or local agencies. These include:
Fairfield County Jail in Bridgeport on the corner of North Avenue and Madison Avenue
which is still actively used to house prisoners.
Fairfield County Court Houses in Bridgeport and Danbury which served the county's judicial needs and housed
county deputy sheriff's until December 2000. The court
houses are still marked "Fairfield County Court House".
enforcement within the geographic area of the county is provided by
the respective town police departments, whereas in other states in
the region such as New
York and Vermont law
enforcement would be provided by the local county sheriff's
department. In the less dense areas, such as Sherman, law enforcement is primarily provided by the
Fairfield County, Connecticut
Sheriff's Department patch
Prior to 2000, a County Sheriff's
existed for the purpose of executing judicial
warrants, prisoner transport, court security, Bailiff
, and county and state
executions. These responsibilities have now been taken over by the
municipalities in the county still maintain a sheriff's department
to fill the void of the abolishment of the county sheriff's
department, such as the City of Shelton which has established the Shelton Sheriff's Department to
carry out warrants in the city.
The geographic area of the county is served by the three separate
judicial districts: Danbury, Stamford-Norwalk, and Fairfield. Each
judicial district has a superior court located, respectively, in
Danbury, Stamford, and Bridgeport. Each judicial district has one
or more geographical area courts ("GA"'s), subdivisions of the
judicial districts that handle lesser cases such as criminal
misdemeanors, small claims, traffic violations, and other civil
Fire protection in the county is provided by the towns. Several
towns also have fire
that provide services to a section of the town.
Education in the county is usually provided by the town
governments. The exceptions are the towns of Redding and Easton,
which joined together to form a regional school district (Region
A map of the Appalachian Mountains, highlighting the Great
As you can see a fairly large amount of the Appalachians runs
throu Fairfield County.
According to the U.S.
county has a total area of 837 square miles (2,168 km²),
of which, 626 square miles (1,621 km²) of it is land and
211 square miles (547 km²) of it (25.23%) is water.
The terrain of the county trends from flat near the coast to hilly
and higher near its northern extremity. The highest elevation
is 1,290 feet (393 m) above sea level along the New York state line south of Branch Hill in the Town of
Sherman; the lowest point is sea level itself.
Mountains and the Berkshire Mountains ranges of the Appalachian Mountains run through Fairfield County. The Taconics begin
roughly in Ridgefield and the Berkshires begin roughly in Northern
Trumbull, both running north to Litchfield
County and beyond. A portion of the Taconics also is in
rural Greenwich and rural North Stamford in Fairfield County and run north into Westchester
York, eventually re-entering Fairfield County in
Also a small portion of the Appalachian Trail
runs through the county.
Appalachian Trail enters
Connecticut in the northernmost and least populous town in the
county, Sherman, and moves east into Litchfield
County which encompasses the majority of the Appalachian
Trail in Connecticut.
section of the Taconic
Mountains range that runs through Greenwich and North
Stamford of Fairfield County is also the part of the Appalachians
that is closest to the coast out of the entire Appalachian
agreed 1684 territorial limits of the county are defined as 20
miles east of New York's Hudson River,
which extends into Long Island Sound with a southernly limit of half way to Long Island,
New York. The eastern limit is defined as the half way
point of the Housatonic River with
New Haven County with the exception of several islands belonging
wholly to Stratford.
The depth of the Sound varies between 60 to
List of mountains and summits
Refer to List
of Mountains and Summits in Fairfield County,
Huntington State Park with about 2
miles across of wilderness.
National protected areas
Fairfield County was the home of many small, unconnected Native
American tribes prior to the coming of the Europeans. From east to
west the Wappani sachemships
included the Paugussetts
and the Siwanoy
. There were also Paquioque
inhabitants of Fairfield
County. The Dutch explorer Adriaen
explored coastal Connecticut in the Spring and early
Summer of 1614 in the North American built vessel Onrust
. The first European settlers of the
county, however, were Puritans
from England. Roger Ludlow
(1590-1664), one of the founders
of the Colony of Connecticut
helped to purchase and charter the towns of Fairfield (1639) and
Norwalk (purchased 1640, charted as a town in 1651). Ludlow is credited as
having chosen the name Fairfield. The town of Stratford was settled in 1639 as well by Adam Blakeman (1596-1665). William Beardsley
(1605-1661) was also one
of the first settlers of Stratford in 1639.
County was established by an act of the Connecticut General Court
in Hartford along with Hartford County, New Haven County, and New London County; which were the first four Connecticut counties, on
May 10, 1666.
From transcriptions of the Connecticut
Colonial Records for that day:
original Fairfield County consisted of the towns of Rye, Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, and
Stratford. In 1673, the town of Woodbury was incorporated and added to Fairfield
- This Court orders that from the east bounds of Stratford
- to ye bounds of Rye shalbe for future one County
- shalbe called the County of Fairfield. And it is ordered
- that the County Court shalbe held at Fairfield on the
- Tuesday in March and the first Tuesday of November
- yearely. (sic)
In 1683, New York and Connecticut reached a final
agreement regarding their common border. This resulted in the
cession of the town of Rye to New York. From the late 17th to early
18th centuries, several new towns were incorporated in western
Connecticut and added to Fairfield County, namely Danbury (1687),
Ridgefield (1709), Newtown (1711), and New Fairfield (1740).
Litchfield County was constituted, taking over the town of
Woodbury. The final boundary adjustment to Fairfield
County occurred in 1788 when the town of Brookfield was
incorporated from parts of Newtown, Danbury, and New
Milford, with Fairfield County gaining territory from
Other early county inhabitants include:
During the Revolutionary War, Connecticut's prodigious agricultural
output led to it being known informally as "the Provisions State".
In the spring of 1777, the British Commander-in-Chief, North
America General William
, in New York City, ordered William Tryon
to interrupt the flow of
supplies from Connecticut that were reaching the Continental Army
. Tryon and Henry Duncan
led a fleet of 26 ships carrying 2,000 men to Westport's Compo
Beach to raid Continental Army supply depots in Danbury on April
22, 1777. American Major General
(1710–1777), who was
born in Stratford,was in charge of the stores at Danbury and
defended them with a force of only 700 troops. Sybil Ludington
helped rally New York
militia to aid in the defense of Danbury. The New York militia
included Sybil's father Colonel Henry Ludington
. Though they arrived too
late to save Danbury from burning, the elder Ludington and the New
York militia helped support the Danbury troops and ensuing
engagement of the British known as the Battle of Ridgefield
on April 27 1777.
Wooster was wounded at Ridgefield and died five days later in
later during a British raid on Greenwich on February 26, 1779
Putnam, who had stayed at Knapp's Tavern the previous night, rode away on his horse to warn
the people of Stamford.
Putnam was shot at by the British
raiders but was able to escape. The hat
was wearing with a musket ball
it is on display at Knapp's Tavern in Greenwich (which is commonly,
albeit somewhaterroneously, called Putnam's
In the summer of 1779, General William
Tryon sought to punish Americans by attacking civilian targets in
coastal Connecticut with a force of about 2,600 British troops. New
Haven was raided on July 5, Fairfield was raided on the 7th and
burned. Norwalk was raided on July 10 and burned on the 11th.
Norwalk militia leader Captain Stephen Betts put up resistance to
the invaders, but was overwhelmed by the powerful British raiders
and was forced to retreat.
David Sherman Boardman
(1786-1864) was a prominent early lawyer and judge in this and
neighboring Litchfield County.
On October 7, 1801, Neremiah Dodge and other members of the Danbury
Baptist Association wrote a letter to then president Thomas Jefferson
expressing their concern
that as Baptists they may not be able to express full religious
liberty in the state of Connecticut whose "ancient charter" was
adopted before the establishment of a Baptist
church in the state. Jefferson replied in a
letter to Dodge and the other members of the Danbury church on
January 1, 1802 in which he thought that there was "a wall of
separation between church and State
"that protected them. This
well-known phrase occurs in Jefferson's letter to the Danbury
church members and not in the First
Amendment to the United States Constitution
, nor in later
Although it is often viewed as an extension of metro-New York City,
Fairfield County has had much industry in its own right. Bridgeport Machines, Inc.
milling machine manufacturer, was founded in Bridgeport in 1938.
Stamford, Connecticut is an example of edge city urbanization, with
many large and important companies having offices there and
benefitting from proximity to New York.
At the height of its influence in the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan
had a distinct presence in the
county and county politics. The group was most active in Darien.
The Klan has since disappeared from the
Fairfield County, along with all other Connecticut counties, was
abolished as a governmental agency in accord with state legislation
that took effect October 1, 1960.
Presidential elections results
Fairfield County has leaned slightly Democratic since 1992 when
George H.W. Bush
won a majority in the county. During
the 2004 Presidential Election voters favored John Kerry
by a 51.4% to 47.3%
margin. Liberals typically hold majorities in Danbury, Bridgeport,
Stratford, Norwalk, Stamford and the affluent town of Westport.
Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Shelton, and Wilton have in the past
been Republican strongholds in the county.
Two minor league teams call Fairfield County their home: the
baseball's independent Atlantic League and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers
who are the
New York Islanders American Hockey League
As far as
professional sports, many in Fairfield County are fans of the New
York teams (New York Yankees,
New York Mets, New York Giants, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, New York Knicks, New York Jets), New York Red Bulls, with the
county's proximity to New York City.
. But some favor the Boston area teams
(Boston Red Sox
, New England Patriots
, Boston Bruins
, Boston Celtics
), New England Revolution with
it being the next-closest major metropolitan city to the
Cities, towns, sections of towns and villages
Map of Fairfield County, Connecticut
labeling types of municipalities by color.
Towns in light green, Cities in Red, and Boroughs in Dark
Note: Villages are named localities within towns, but have no
separate corporate existence from the towns they are in.
Map of Fairfield County, Connecticut
showing cities, boroughs, towns, and CDPs
Fairfield County is the most populated county in Connecticut, but
it has the most registered Ghost towns
(abandoned settlements) of any Connecticut county. The ghost towns
in Fairfield County include:
Telephone Area Codes
in the county are in the area code
203/area code 475 overlay except
for the town of Sherman which is in area code
860 and part of the geographical New
Milford Telephone Exchange.
The final plans for
area code 475
to overlay area code 203
will be in place on December 14,
2009. In preparation, state regulators required all calls within
area code 203
and area code 860
(which will be overlaid with
area code 959
when it is needed) to be
dialed with 10 digits effective November 14, 2009.
With the county's major thoroughfares, Interstate 95 and the
Merritt Parkway, increasingly clogged with traffic, state officials
are looking toward mass transit to ease the traffic burden.
office buildings are being concentrated near railroad stations in
Stamford, Bridgeport and other municipalities in the county to allow for
more rail commuting.
Proximity to Stamford's Metro-North
train station was cited by the Royal Bank of Scotland
as a key
reason for locating its new U.S. headquarters building in downtown
Stamford; construction on the office tower started in late
Fairfield County there are two regional airports: Igor
I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford and the Danbury
Municipal Airport in Danbury.The county is also served by larger
airports such as Bradley International Airport, John F. Kennedy International
Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Newark Liberty International
Airport, Tweed New Haven Regional
Airport, and Westchester County Airport.
's Stamford division
and inter-city buses to the southern part of the county.The
Norwalk Transit District
serves the Norwalk area in the southern central portion of the
county; the Greater
Bridgeport Transit Authority
serves Bridgeport and eastern
Fairfield County; and the Housatonic Area Regional
agency serves Danbury and the northern portions of the
Jefferson Ferry carries passengers and cars from Bridgeport to Port Jefferson, New York across Long Island Sound.
Ferry lines in and out of Stamford are also in development.
Rail is perhaps Fairfield County's most important transportation
artery, as it allows its residents an efficient ride to Grand
Central Terminal in New York City.
Service is provided on
's New Haven Line
, and every town on the
shoreline has at least one station. Connecting lines bring service
to New Canaan from Stamford on the New
, and to Danbury from South Norwalk on the
. Many trains run
express from New York to Stamford, making it an easy 35 minute
In the 2005 and 2006 sessions of the Legislature, massive
appropriations were made to buy replacements for the 343 rail cars
for the Metro-North New Haven Line and branch lines. The
approximately 30 year old cars will be replaced with new cars at a
rate of ten per month starting in 2010.
Bridgeport and Stamford are also served by Amtrak, and both cities see a
significant number of boardings on the "Regional Northeast Route"
(Boston to Newport News, VA).
This route also serves other
Amtrak stations in Connecticut, including New Haven, New London,
Traffic is widely seen as one of the most significant problems in
Boston Post Road
, is known by various names
along its length, most commonly "Boston
" or simply "Post Road", is the oldest east-west route
in the county, running through all of its shoreline cities and
towns. Since the route runs along the East Coast, for uniformity's
sake, in Connecticut, U.S. 1 east is officially designated "North"
and west is officially "South".
The street names that Route 1 takes as it goes from town to town
may be potentially confusing. In Greenwich, for instance, it is
called Putnam Avenue. In Stamford it becomes Main Street or Tresser
Boulevard. In Darien and Fairfield it is called Boston Post Road or
"the Post Road". In Norwalk it is known as Connecticut Avenue in
the western part of the city and Westport Avenue in the east. In
Bridgeport it follows Kings Highway in the west, North Avenue in
the center, and Boston Avenue in the east of the city. It then
becomes Barnum Avenue in Stratford, the final town in the
The western portions of Interstate 95 in Connecticut
are known as the Connecticut
or the Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike in Fairfield
County and it crosses the state approximately parallel to U.S.
Route 1. The road is most commonly referred to as "I-95". The
highway is six lanes (sometimes eight lanes) throughout the county.
It was completed in 1958 and is often clogged with traffic
particularly during morning and evening rush
With the cost of land so high along the Gold Coast, state lawmakers
say they don't consider widening the highway to be fiscally
feasible, although occasional stretches between entrances and
nearby exits are now sometimes connected with a fourth "operational improvement"
lane (for instance,
westbound between the Exit 10 interchange in Darien and Exit 8 in
Stamford). Expect similar added lanes in Darien and elsewhere in
the Fairfield County portion of the highway in the future,
lawmakers and state Department of
The Merritt Parkway
, also known as
"The Merritt" or Connecticut Route 15, is a truck-free scenic
parkway that runs through the county parallel and generally several
miles north of Interstate 95. It begins at the New York state line where
it is the Hutchinson River
Parkway and terminates on the Igor
I. Sikorsky Memorial Bridge where it becomes the Wilbur Cross Parkway at the New Haven
The interchange between the Merritt Parkway and Route 7 in Norwalk
was completed around the year 2000. The project was held up in a
lawsuit won by preservationists concerned about the historic
Merritt Parkway bridges. It is now exit 39 off the Merritt, and
exit 15 off I-95. The parkway is a National Scenic Byway
and is listed on
Register of Historic Places
, which runs through
Danbury, is scheduled to be widened to a six-lane highway at all
points between Danbury and Waterbury. State officials say they hope
the widening will not only benefit drivers regularly on the route
but also entice some cars from the more crowded Interstate 95,
which is roughly parallel to it. Heavier trucks are unlikely to use
Interstate 84 more often, however, because the route is much
hillier than I-95 according to a state Department of Transportation
U.S. Route 7
With its southern terminus at Interstate 95 in central Norwalk,
heads north through Wilton, Ridgefield, and Danbury to points
north. In Danbury and almost all of Norwalk, the route is a highway
(known as "Super 7" in the Danbury area or "The Connector" in
Norwalk) but it becomes a four-lane road just south of the
Wilton-Norwalk border and up to Danbury. There is significant
opposition to making the route a limited access highway for the
entire length by residents of Wilton and Ridgefield. As a
compromise between freeway supporters and opponents, the
Connecticut Department of Transportation is upgrading the existing
2-lane section to 4 lanes, with a median in some locations. The
state is also bypassing the existing 2-lane Route 7 around
Brookfield with a freeway, where town officials have long supported
an expressway to divert traffic away from the town center.
Connecticut Route 8
8 terminates in downtown Bridgeport from I-95 with
Connecticut Route 25 and goes north.
It splits from
Connecticut Route 25 at the Bridgeport—Trumbull town line and
continues north into southeastern Trumbull and Shelton, then beyond
the county through some of "The Valley" towns of the Naugatuck
River Valley to Waterbury and beyond. Construction of the route
provided some impetus for the creation of office parks in Shelton
and home construction there and in other parts of The Valley.
Connecticut Route 25
25 Starts in downtown Bridgeport from I 95 with Route
8 and goes north.
It splits from Connecticut Route 8 at the
Bridgeport—Trumbull town line and continues into Trumbull. The
limited access divided expressway ends in northern Trumbull, but
Route 25 continues into Monroe, Newtown, and Brookfield.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 882,567
people, 324,232 households, and 228,259 families residing in the
county. The population density
was 1,410 people per square mile (545/km²). There were 339,466
housing units at an average density of 542 per square mile
(209/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.31% White
, 10.01% Black
or African American
, 0.20% Native American
, 3.25% Asian
, 0.04% Pacific Islander
, 4.70% from
, and 2.49%
from two or more races. 11.88% of the population were Hispanic
of any race. 17.6% were
, 12.4% Irish
, 6.5% German
and 6.4% English
to Census 2000
In 2005 70.9% of Fairfield County's population was Non-Hispanic
whites. 10.7% of the population was African-Americans. Asians were
4.1% of the population. Latinos now constituted 14.0% of the
As of 2000, 76.2% spoke English
, 2.0% Portuguese
, 1.7% Italian
and 1.1% French
as their first language. Some of the
last group were Haitians, although other Haitians would identify
Haitian creole as their first language.
There were 324,232 households out of which 34.20% had children
under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% were married couples
living together, 11.50% had a
female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were
non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals
and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or
older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family
size was 3.18.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the
age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from
45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median
age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.40 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $65,249, and
the median income for a family was $77,690. Males had a median
income of $51,996 versus $37,108 for females. The per capita income
for the county was
$38,350. About 5.00% of families and 6.90% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 8.30%
of those under age 18 and 6.60% of those age 65 or over.
A plot of recent population trends shows a slight increase:
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Hospitals in the county
- Fairfield was ranked 6th by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
to Danbury Baptist Association, CT, January 1, 1802
- DiGiovanni, the Rev. (now Monsignor) Stephen M., The
Catholic Church in Fairfield County: 1666-1961, 1987, William
Mulvey Inc., New Canaan, Chapter II: The New Catholic Immigrants,
1880-1930; subchapter: "The True American: White, Protestant,
Non-Alcoholic," pp. 81-82; DiGiovanni, in turn, cites (Footnote
209, page 258) Jackson, Kenneth T., The Ku Klux Klan in the
City, 1915-1930 (New York, 1981), p. 239
- Fairfield County QuickFacts from the US Census
Major media in the county
Daily newspapers covering the county
Published within the county
- The Advocate of Stamford - STAMFORD edition,
published by Southern Connecticut Newspapers Inc., a subsidiary of
the Tribune Company.
- The Advocate of Stamford - NORWALK
- Connecticut Post, owned by Media General Group,
published in Bridgeport.
- Greenwich Time, published by Southern Connecticut
Newspapers Inc., a subsidiary of the Tribune Company.
- The Hour
(registration required), controlled by a trust under the ultimate
authority of Norwalk Probate Court.
News-Times of Danbury, owned by Ottaway Newspapers, a
subsidiary of Dow Jones.
- The Fairfield County Business Journal,
published by Westfair Communications Inc.
"The Newtown Bee" Published in the heart of Newtown.
Published outside the county
Spanish language newspapers
Broadcast media and cable television
has studios in Norwalk and covers Fairfield County
as well as state wide news from Hartford http://www.news12.com/CT
Culture and the arts
Music: orchestras in the county
- Greater Bridgeport Symphony. Founded in 1945, its
concerts are held at Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport. The
orchestra offers a free outdoors pops concert in the summer at
Fairfield University. Gustav Meier has been with the GBSO for 35 years.
- Connecticut Grand Opera, a not-for-profit,
professional opera company founded in 1993 and based in Stamford,
where it performs at the Palace Theatre. On its web site, the CGO
claims to offer "the most ambitious opera season of any company
between New York and Boston."
- Danbury Symphony Orchestra. This orchestra does not
have its own Web site and only part of a web page at the Danbury
Music Center web site is devoted to it.
- Greenwich Symphony Orchestra. Begun in 1958 as the
Greenwich Philharmonia, the orchestra has grown to 90 members who
perform at the Dickerman Hollister Auditorium at Greenwich High
School. It also performs a pops concert in the summer. David
Gilbert has been music director and conductor since 1975.
- Norwalk Symphony Orchestra. Its concerts take place in
a graceful, large "Norwalk Concert Hall" auditorium of Norwalk City
Hall. Founded in 1939, the NSO remained primarily a community
orchestra of volunteers. In 1956, the Norwalk Youth Symphony was created,
and younger musicians often were invited to be part of the
orchestra. Diane Wittry has been music director and conductor since
2002. For the past eight years she has held the same title at the
Orchestra in Pennsylvania.
- Ridgefield Symphony OrchestraAnnually, the RSO
presents four subscription concerts at the Anne S. Richardson
Auditorium at Ridgefield High School, and two chamber music
concerts at the Ridgefield Playhouse for the Performing Arts (only
one is scheduled in the 2006-07 season), along with an annual
"family concert" and performances in Ridgefield schools.
- Stamford Symphony Orchestra The SSO typically gives
five pairs of classical concerts and three pops concerts a season
at the 1,586-seat Palace Theatre. It also performs a concet for
elementary school students and a family concert series.
Connecticut Youth Orchestra, a not-for-profit organization
providing talented young musicians in the Fairfield County and
Upper Westchester County areas with a classical symphony
Other music and arts events
History and culture links
- Coastal Fairfield County Convention and Visitors
Bureau serves Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, and Shelton and
the towns of Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Westport,
Weston, Fairfield, Easton, Monroe, Stratford, and Trumbull.
- Northwest Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau,
serves Litchfield County and communities in northern Fairfield
County. In Fairfield County it serves Ridgefield, Redding,
Newtown, Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Sherman, and New
County business associations and institutions